Without a Cowell to roll her eyes at and slap on the pectorals, many wondered whether Paula's act would resonate.
Baggy, pedestrian clothing hides their lean muscles; there are no perceptible rock-like calves, no prominent triceps or pectorals.
The pectorals, too, are present in nearly all fishes, while the pelvic pair are rather more frequently absent than the pectorals.
pectorals, wild cherry preparations, etc., are cheaply made.
The preparations of marshmallow have always been highly esteemed as pectorals by the vulgar.
The pectorals are also almost exclusively used when quietly rising in the water.
The scales anterior to the pectorals and gill openings are closer and finer than on the hinder parts of the fish.
In swimming the pectorals are brought forward upper edge foremost.
At such times the pectorals are extended laterally and then pressed to the sides, beginning with the upper rays.
This is their name here; though smaller specimens have but a slight reddish tinge at the base of the pectorals.
1570s, "pertaining to the breast," from Latin pectoralis "of the breast," from pectus (genitive pectoris) "breast, chest," from PIE root *peg- "breast."
early 15c., "ornament worn on the breast," from Middle French pectoral and directly from Latin pectorale "breastplate," noun use of neuter of adjective pectoralis (see pectoral (adj.)).
As a shortened form of pectoral muscle, attested from 1758. Slang shortening pec for this is first recorded 1966. Related: Pectorals; pecs.
pectoral pec·to·ral (pěk'tər-əl)
Relating to or situated in the breast or chest.
Useful in relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract.